Bremen and Freiburg Lectures

Bremen and Freiburg Lectures

Insight Into That Which Is and Basic Principles of Thinking
Martin Heidegger, Andrew Mitchell
Distribution: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvado
Publication date: 07/02/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-00231-0
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This volume consists of two lecture series given by Heidegger in the 1940s and 1950s. The lectures given in Bremen constitute the first public lectures Heidegger delivered after World War II, when he was officially banned from teaching. Here, Heidegger openly resumes thinking that deeply engaged him with Hölderlin's poetry and themes developed in his earlier works. In the Freiburg lectures Heidegger ponders thought itself and freely engages with the German idealists and Greek thinkers who had provoked him in the past. Andrew J. Mitchell's translation allows English-speaking readers to explore important connections with Heidegger's earlier works on language, logic, and reality.

Author Bio

Andrew J. Mitchell is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He is translator (with François Raffoul) of Heidegger's Four Seminars (IUP, 2003).


“This volume represents a major event in English Heidegger scholarship. Students less acquainted with Heidegger's work will find entry to his ideas through concrete subject matter. Even for the general academic reader, the Bremen lectures offer material for historical and political discussions.”
 — Jerome Veith, Boston College

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Table of Contents

Translator's Foreword
Insight Into That Which Is: Bremen Lectures 1949
<INDENT>The Point of Reference
<INDENT>The Thing
<INDENT>The Danger
<INDENT>The Turn
Basic Principles of Thinking: Freiburg Lectures 1957
<INDENT>Lecture I
<INDENT>Lecture II and Review of Lecture I
<INDENT>Lecture III, The Principle of Identity
<INDENT>Lecture IV
<INDENT>Lecture V
Editor's Afterword

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